The TAL-KW Fall 2022 lecture series, entitled “Saving Democracy – Can We? Will We?”, will be a fascinating look at Canadian democracy. Our guest lecturers will discuss the history of Canada’s democratic system; Indigenous rights; challenges such as on-line misinformation and political extremism; and ways in which we can promote public trust and community engagement. Read about our presenters and their lecture topics here.
Lectures will be presented virtually on Thursdays (1:30 – 3:00 pm ET) beginning on October 13th and running for 8 weeks up to and including December 1st. From the comfort of your home, you will be able to listen to our experts, watch their slides on your device, and interact with them through your questions and comments. Please note that lectures will not be recorded for later viewing.
Technical Requirements: The lectures will be delivered to you using “Zoom” webinar technology. You will need a computer with audio speakers, reliable access to the internet, and an email address. A tablet or smart phone will also work, but smaller screen sizes will restrict the extent to which you are able to see the speaker and/or slides. Technical support will be available upon request.
EARLY BIRD PRICING IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Tickets for the entire 8-week series can be purchased through Centre in the Square up until October 27th, 2022. Tickets to individual lectures will not be available. Because the lectures will be held virtually, we will be unable to sell tickets “at the door”.
We encourage you to take advantage of our early bird ticket price of $50 (including HST), which will be available until September 30th, 2022. After that, ticket prices go up to $60 (including HST) for the series.
The following options to purchase tickets are available: *
The on-line and phone options require a credit card. Cheques can be used in person at the box office. No paper tickets will be issued.
* Please note that should there be any changes to COVID-19 restrictions, Centre in the Square’s ability to offer phone and in person sales could be impacted.
You will be asked for an email address. A few days before the first lecture, Centre in the Square will email instructions on how to attend the virtual lecture series, so it’s important that they have your current email address. We will also be sending lecture reminders to your email address. (Note: If you purchase your ticket online or by phone, you should receive a ticket purchase confirmation email from Centre in the Square. If you do not receive that email, try checking your junk/spam/trash folders, Promotions tab for Gmail users, or double-check your email address with the Centre in the Square box office.)
Have any questions? Contact the TAL-KW Registrar:
TAL-KW will keep confidential all personal information which may have been provided to it by its patrons or any other persons and will not disclose such information except to its auditors as requested and to its directors for the purpose of operating its programs.
A lecture will be cancelled ONLY if the speaker is unable to attend.
If it is known far enough in advance that a speaker cannot attend, a notice to that effect will appear on the main page of this website. Here’s an example of what a cancellation message would look like:
Wednesday, June 4, 2022 – afternoon session is cancelled
Emergency Closures (in-person lectures)
The City of Waterloo provides up-to-date information about the status of facilities on the City website. In the event of an emergency closure, the information is also available on local radio stations including:
An email explaining a cancellation will be sent to anyone in our database who has given us their email address. If you haven’t given an email address, but wish to be notified of cancellations, use the Contact Us and you will be added to the notification list.